Daring Greatly

Blog #297 Recently, I spoke with a friend who was trying out online dating. It was challenging for her and she was feeling some frustration…but she kept going and worked through it. I decided to read this quote to her from Teddy Roosevelt’s speech delivered at the Sorbonne in Paris, France in 1910: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man

Continue Reading »

Beware of the Funk

Blog #296  Yesterday, I was a grumpy SOB. I don’t like to admit it, but I was in a funk. I had just met with a client going through some extreme financial challenges, there was horrible news of terror attacks in Afghanistan, COVID Delta is heating up, mask mandates, vaccination conflicts, $5 trillion in new spending, runaway inflation, a friend had just told me he was getting divorced, huge wildfires

Continue Reading »

What’s Next?: An Olympic Perspective

Blog #295 At our home in Leadville, we recently hosted two Olympic cyclists and their manager/team owner. They had come to participate in the world-famous Leadville Trail 100 MTB (a mountain bike race). The race is 104 miles, starts at over 10,000 feet, and gains a combined total of over 11,000 feet on a variety of terrains. As they put it, they were looking for a “fun ride” after their

Continue Reading »

The 2021 Bitcoin Conference, Part 3: Doom? Three Economic Takeaways From the Bitcoin Conference

Blog #293 As stated in my first Bitcoin blog (#291), it took time for me to process and fully embrace this conference. I had to gain an understanding of the group of people and get a grasp of the culture. I have shared my observations of the culture and how I see an opportunity for leadership and strategic planning skills for this young group. Below are some economic points to

Continue Reading »

The 2021 Bitcoin Conference, Part 2: What Teenage Sex and the Blockchain Have in Common

Blog #292 I compare Bitcoin and the Blockchain tech to teenage sex: it appears everyone is curious and talking about it, some people are doing it, but very few are doing it well. I use this analogy when discussing leadership skills and strategic planning for companies, however, it also seems fitting for the Bitcoin conference. I recently helped to advise a crypto wallet company, Exodus, to go public in a

Continue Reading »

The 2021 Bitcoin Conference, Part 1: Berkshire and Burning Man

Blog #291 If you mixed the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting and the artsy, alternative Burning Man event together in a blender, the results may end up looking a lot like the 2021 Bitcoin conference in Miami. The overall experience was amazing. The content, speakers, and candid conversations were fantastic and filled my soul; however, the actual execution was a total train wreck. We waited nearly three hours in the

Continue Reading »

A Pregnant Pause

Blog #290 The definition of a ‘pregnant pause’ is suggested as a break in conversation that builds suspense for dramatic effect, or that it engenders an expectation (“pregnant” = “expecting”). It is often used with great effect in comedy; however, when combined with being present, this can become an amazing tool in your home and professional life. As our lives become more hectic, bombarded with input, and because we live

Continue Reading »

Are You a Champion or Saboteur?

Blog #289 “Oh, really? You feel alive again because you’re starting a new business? So, that means you’re going to work 100 weeks again and I’m on my own? Fine. I did it once, I guess I can do it again.” I have heard stories like this. In my work with individuals, it is not uncommon for people to feel stuck or lost about what their next chapter in life

Continue Reading »

Embracing Breathing Opportunities

Blog #288 Every business seems to have an ebb and flow of busy times, whether due to seasonal changes, project pushes, or the likes. I advise many of my senior leaders through these times, and I am also currently going through one of these periods. I love the intensity of having several projects come together at the same time. Right now, I am implementing sessions for current clients, adding new

Continue Reading »

Wandering Eyes

Okay, this blog is going to be 100% honest and probably a bit uncomfortable, but I believe there is immense value in it. Here goes nothing… Not long ago, my wife, Reka, and I were experiencing some challenges. When we went out to dinner, my eyes occasionally wandered. Sometimes, I received dirty looks if I took an inappropriately long time going to the restroom. I always tried to be discreet,

Continue Reading »

Share This Page

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp

Most Recent Articles: